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ISSUE-47 (compound keys): REPORTED: 6.2-Compound Keys

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ISSUE-47 (compound keys): REPORTED: 6.2-Compound Keys


Raised by: Peter Patel-Schneider
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6.2-Compound Keys

Relational Databases often use keys that are composed of multiple fields. OWL allows keys using owl:InverseFunctionalProperty for a single field (property). It would be desirable for OWL to provide the compound keys capability as well.

We agreed to POSTPONE this issue. See resolution below.
Name 	I6.2-CompoundKeys
Raised By 	Jim Hendler
Date 	3 July 2003
Status 	Postponed.
Resolution 	While compound keys would be desirable to add, there is some difficulty in adding them in the current OWL syntax, similar to the problem arising for "qualified" properties (see discussion under issue 3.2). In addition, for the OWL DL profile, it is still something of a research issue as to how these are best realized by DL reasoners. There is also a question as to whether mixing datatype and object type in a compound key would be allowed, and whether it would cause difficulties to reasoners.
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